Monday, May 30, 2011

Not Quite the Worst

In a good, but otherwise unremarkable article in The Guardian, about Republicans' attempts to talk away the fact that the 9-11 attacks happened on their watch, Megan Carpentier makes the following statement:

"(Former Bush press secretary Dana) Perino started the re-write of history in November, baldly stating: "We did not have a terrorist attack on our country during President Bush's term." (Mary) Matalin picked up the torch shortly after Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab set his crotch on fire, claiming that Bush "inherited the most tragic attack on our own soil in our nation's history."

"The most tragic attack on our own soil in our nation's history?" I don't think so.  I seem to remember one other attack that produced not three thousand deaths, but ultimately caused hundreds of thousands of Americans to lose their lives.  That would be the Confederate attack on Fort Sumter.

The racist jerks that make up the Republican party today aren't admitting any connection with that either.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Connection or complicity?

Poll P. said...

Does Pearl Harbor count?